Posey is not in the lineup Wednesday against the Marlins, Alex Pavlovic of NBC Sports Bay Area reports. Posey has now sat for three of the Giants' last six games and had reportedly been battling "general soreness" over the weekend. He doesn't appear to be battling a significant injury, though he's hitting just .229 over his last nine games. Nick Hundley will start behind the plate.
Posey went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in Tuesday's win over the Marlins. Posey took a first-pitch fastball from Dan Straily and deposited it over the wall in the first inning for his fifth home run of the year. The backstop was hit by a pitch in his next plate appearance, bringing his on-base percentage to .362 on the year. Posey is hitting .289 with 25 RBI and an excellent 30:24 K:BB in 228 at-bats.
Posey (soreness) is starting at catcher and hitting cleanup Monday against the Marlins, Alex Pavlovic of NBC Sports Bay Area reports. As expected, Posey is back in the starting lineup after sitting out Sunday's series finale against the Dodgers due to general soreness. The backstop will face lefty Caleb Smith in his return to action.
Giants manager Bruce Bochy said that Posey will be held out of the lineup Sunday against the Dodgers due to "general soreness," Alex Pavlovic of NBC Sports Bay Area reports. Even though Posey rested Friday, Bochy felt the backstop would benefit from another day off as the Giants wrap up a 10-game, three-city road trip Sunday. Bochy's comments suggest that Posey isn't dealing with a serious physical issue, so the expectation is that the 31-year-old will be back behind the plate for Monday's game against the Marlins.
Posey is not in the lineup against the Dodgers on Friday, J.P. Hoornstra of the Southern California News Group reports. As expected, Posey will get the night off following seven straight starts, including an 0-for-6 showing during Thursday's extra-innings game in Miami. In his absence, Nick Hundley will catch Derek Holland.
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